Singaporean athletes you should know that are not Joseph Schooling or Soh Rui Yong

Christian Ho

First up on our list is 12-year-old racing sensation Christian Ho. Christian tried go-karting at a tender age of 7 on a family holiday and was hooked on it, turning competitive when he was only 9!

Christian Ho

Earlier this year, he became the first Singaporean to win a World Series Karting heats race and has emerged as the top-ranked driver in Asia and top 15 in the world for his age group! His dream is of… course one day to reach F1 level.

Christian is now based in Milan where he gets to compete and train alongside some of the world’s best youth racers. Don’t take your eyes off him!

Yeo Jia Min

Shuttler Yeo Jia Min got on the headlines this month when she won women’s single top seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round of the Badminton World Championships 2019.

Shuttler Singaporean Yeo Jia Min | Pancit Sports

20-year-old Yeo managed to go all the way till the quarter-finals before being ousted - the best ever performance by a Singaporean shuttler in the women’s competition of the World Championships. With her performance, Yeo has reached a career high ranking of world number 28 as of August 27!

Singaporean shuttler Yeo Jia Min
All eyes will be on her as she heads to the SEA Games next where she will definitely be eyeing a medal!

Abdul Hadi

If you play golf, it’s almost certain that you know this local golfer - Abdul Hadi. Hadi was part of the quartert who won silver at the 2015 SEA Games and has only turned professional at the start of this year.

Singaporean golfer Abdul Hadi

A few months after turning professional, Hadi has already been causing a stir - winning the PGA Tour Series (China) First Global Qualifying Tournament to earn the only full card available. The full card will allow him to play in all 14 tournaments in the PGA Tour Series China!

"I'm just really happy to have secured 14 events in China because, sometimes in your first year as a pro, you are not sure what events you can get into," said Hadi. 

Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen

Sailor Griselda is no newcomer at the Olympics, having made her Olympic debut in 2016 with Sara Tan in the 49er FX Class. Finishing 15th, they were also the top Asian performer for that category. But, she definitely wants more.

Olympic Tokyo 2020 dreams | Pancit Sports

This time round, she has a new partner in Olivia Chen and they have been training around the globe in preparation for Tokyo 2020.  They have had multiple setbacks thus far including (unsurprisingly) close-to-zero bank accounts and their car breaking down in the middle of nowhere but this gritty pair has proven  to be very resilient!

Thankfully, earlier this year, DBS had stepped in with a six-figure sponsorship which will help to keep the pair focused on their training!

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